Every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 to commemorate the achievements of women around the world. Today, more and more women across the globe are thriving and making major advances in different facets of society. They now have taken the driver’s seat and have the power to steer change and progress in their hands.
Smart and competent drivers, women nowadays are attracted to cars that offer practicality, comfort, value for money, and safety. Combining agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the flexibility and spaciousness of an SUV, the Ford EcoSport shows it not only matches but also tops all women’s considerations when choosing a vehicle to drive.
Here are eight reasons why the EcoSport is an ideal SUV for women:
1. It has all the space you need
The 5-seater EcoSport has a clever design that makes the most of every bit of space.
It has 20 accessible compartments including cup holders, side-door pockets, a slide-out drawer under the front passenger seat, and a glove box that can keep food and drinks cool. Imagine all the room it has for every woman’s daily essentials, umbrella, sunglasses, extra clothes, laptop, and more.
That’s not even the capper. When its rear seats are folded, it gives enough room for groceries, travel luggage and bags, and even a 560-liter washing machine. With a little creativity to tweak the boot compartment, it can turn into a chic walk-in closet.
2. Takes smart cars to another level
The EcoSport does not fall short in keeping up with the trends. Gone are the days of fumbling through your bag to look for your car key. With its Smart Keyless Entry, doors unlock automatically so long as the key fob is within reach. Once inside, a push of the button is all that’s needed to start the engine, and off goes the ladies to where they’re headed.
This smart car is also fully equipped with SYNC™, a technology that allows voice to activate features, such as taking phone calls, listening to text messages, and playing music, audiobooks, or podcasts from any media device. With SYNC™, ladies can catch up with business, work, personal life, and other matters of concern while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
3. Comfortable and relaxed driving
From smooth highways to rocky back road, the EcoSport guarantees a comfortable and light foot drive. Coupled with good approach and departure angles, its 200mm ground clearance between the driver and the road, potholes, or whatever else is in the way makes whoever drives it ready for anything.
4. Gives you peace of mind with its advanced safety features
Whether it is for city driving, a beach trip, or a quick Tagaytay getaway, the EcoSport can cater to any type of adventure you plan to conquer with its array of sleek features.
Turn corners and tread the traffic with confidence with the EcoSport’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and traction control as they limit the chance of wheel spins and over and understeering. Meanwhile, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) are installed in the vehicle to avoid skidding whenever you need to make a sudden stop.
5. Packed with power
The EcoSport is equipped with a 1.5L Ti-VCT 110PS/142 Nm engine and a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission (5-speed for manual) that efficiently saves fuel without sacrificing its acceleration and unnoticeable gear changing capabilities. In other words, more smooth driving and less gas-pumping.
6. Stylish and innovative design
There is always an EcoSport to fit one’s personality and preference if you are looking for a stylish car. There are six colors (Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Winning Blue, Candy Red, Mars Red, and Frozen White) and four regular variants (Ambiente 1.5L MT, Trend 1.5L MT, Trend 1.5L AT, and Titanium 1.5L AT) to choose from.
If you’re up for a sportier look, the Ford EcoSport Black Edition is also available in the market. This variant dons black-finished exterior details and has roof cross bars, rear spoiler, illuminated scruff plates, and sport pedals.
7. Parking is a cinch
The EcoSport has built-in rear parking sensors that detect objects that are in your way when reversing and instantly alert you with beeping sounds.
Apart from being stylish as how women prefer vehicles, the EcoSport offers drivers more kilometers out of every drop of fuel without compromising on responsive power. Its fuel-saving design is definitely a game-changer, with a carefully designed exterior boasting great aerodynamics that limits wind resistance for better fuel efficiency and smooth sailing.
Are you ready to experience the Ford EcoSport? Get behind the wheel of this automotive wonder, and drive it yourself. Drop by a Ford showroom nearest you or visit ford.com.ph/suvs/ecosport/ for more information. Happy International Women’s Month!